As an expression of God’s love, our mission is to support and coordinate the work of our member food pantries so that the people of Oregon City and surrounding communities do not go hungry.

An equal opportunity provider and 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Story

In 1985 HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) was organized by a group of churches in order to assist the food insecure in and around Oregon City.

HOPE serves residents of Beavercreek, Canby, Gladstone, Oregon City, West Linn and the southern part of Milwaukie.

The five HOPE pantries presently feed over 2,800 individuals each month. If needed, a household may receive food from EACH pantry location ONCE a month.

Each food pantry follows the regulations set by the Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and the USDA.

Food distributed by the pantries comes from various sources. Pantries order food from Oregon Food Bank (either free or at minimal cost). All pantries receive government allocations such as USDA commodities. Local retailers donate many items and monetary donations are used to purchase additional foods to keep pantries stocked with a variety of healthy, nutritious offerings.

Community Efforts

Our pantries are continually improved through the efforts of the local community. We appreciate each and every person, business, and organization who makes our mission possible via:

Local Food Drives & Food Donations Sponsored By:

  • Local churches, businesses, and schools
  • Local groups and individuals

Monetary Donations From:

  • Churches in our service area
  • Local service clubs
  • Groups, businesses, and individuals
  • Grants from Oregon Food Bank, Clackamas County, and Walmart